'I Know You Know' is an indie rock band based in Sydney, Australia. Formed in late 2017, the band consists of singer and songwriter Alex Toh, guitarist Sam Aylward, bassist Love Ernving and drummer Gerardo Torres.
Drawing from influences like Arctic Monkeys, Blur, The Cribs and other bands from the golden age of Britpop, punk and the garage-rock revival, 'I Know You Know' deliver a special blend of retro-inspired pop punk sounds with lyrics examining the millennial facade of the modern age.
'The Rules of Attraction' is the guitar-driven and melodically supercharged debut single from Sydney-based rock band 'I Know You Know'. The head bobbing rhythm combined with the instantly approachable melodies propels the song from start to finish like a roller coaster complete with just the right number of jolts and turns.
The lyrics capture the mundaneness of the modern age and yearning for a more extraordinary life. The wry lines are delivered with raw honesty, while the chorus provides the sense of hope in realizing our dreams, topped off with a cathartic outro.
"When I wrote 'The Rules of Attraction' I wanted to synthesize some of my strongest and most influential memories of the good times when I was a kid. I wanted to capture that feeling of playing an old video game or watching your favorite music video on a Saturday morning. Of meeting up with your friends in the late afternoon and driving around all night.
I wanted to channel the zeitgeist of possibility, imagination and of the carefree times of the youthful days. When something so simple as a game, or the opening bars of a song could immediately grab your attention and make you start imagining things. When your imagination could transport you to another world, or take you on a wild adventure, and then make your heart melt when you finished it, only to realize you were still sitting in the living room with your friends all along. I felt 'The Rules of Attraction' summed all of this up for me and I'm pleased to have it out as the band's debut single."
The SirensSound presents Written Years and their brand new single "Superficial Feeling".
"During the lengthy recording process behind our forthcoming release, I experienced a sudden and inexplicable speech loss – rendering me unable to talk for months. Throughout the steep climb in getting my voice back, I began working in near-isolation on a batch of new material.
The band enlisted producer Ryan Worsley (Dear Rouge, Said The Whale) to help us reach new ground. Our debut single, “Lost In You Now,” was released in early 2018 and we filmed an accompanying DIY video/pseudo-documentary in support of the single. The music video centered around an eccentric character named Kevin and his personal struggle to find acceptance in doing what he loves. His resistance to the norm and to criticism embodied the challenges we faced in creating our new material.
Our sophomore single, “Superficial Feeling,” was mixed by Jason “JVP” VanPoederooyen (Mother Mother, illScarlett) and really feels like something special to me. It feels like the next step for us – for Written Years. It’s a corrupt, little 2AM love song about finding yourself in this strange world. "
The Giant Peach is an indie-art rock band from Middlebury VT. Their music captures a bitter-sweetness wrestled into songs late at night. United from disparate backgrounds in folk, blues, and jazz, the members of The Giant Peach came together to render these tales of stubborn love, mistakes, and repeated carelessness with a cutting honesty and an unexpected joy.
Pulling Teeth came about as easily as the title might imply. These songs were written over the course of a tumultuous and ultimately terminal romance, captured moments of the un-tempered excitement of first love – and its eventual loss. In a soft-spoken earnestness that cuts through swelling horn lines and crackling guitars, Pulling Teeth tells of the inevitable loss of innocence that accompanies lost love.
"It's a collection of songs that I wrote over the course of my first relationship and at its end," explains songwriter and frontman Harrison Wood Hsiang. "There's a lot of doubt in these songs -- questioning your past wants and actions, questioning your beliefs as your overturn them one by one by letting people down and being let down, and ultimately questioning the kind of person that you are."
"My best friend Max Shashoua and I came together to give these songs a final form. You know the gist of this already -- we recorded the whole thing in my dorm room with an SM57, a fact we're proud of, especially given how often people praise the quality of the recording these days. Maybe a fun story; we actually recorded the whole thing twice. The first time it just wasn't working. Max and I were still figuring out the details of the arrangements and the shape of the record as a whole, and as that became clearer we realized that we needed to do it properly and do it over again. So over the course of a weekend, we re-recorded the entire record (save "Coats," which we tracked live at Meadowlark Studios)."
"My longtime songwriting hero, Jasper Sloan Yip, lends his vocals to the first track, "Want." He and I connected after I covered one of his songs and he's acted as a real friend and mentor to me ever since. The first show Max and I played together, pre-Peach, was acting as Jasper's backup band."
“What I Came Here For” is the new emotional song by Luca Fogale. A well-made piece that touched our hearts.
“What I Came Here For” was written following a story my grandmother told me about being caught in a bombing raid with my grandfather in Italy during World War II. She recalled that when the attack started and they tried to find cover, one of her family members was killed, and they realized that all they could do was hold on to each other and hope to make it through unharmed.
Over the past few years of playing and sharing my music everywhere that I possibly could, I started to notice a trend. Out of all my songs, people felt the most profound connection to "What I Came Here For." Regardless of what the reason was, the song usually incited conversation – I have spoken with people who had experienced situations that were similarly devastating to the event that I wrote the song about, people who listen to it every morning to help them get out of bed, people who had made an effort to reconnect with their partner after listening to it, and countless others with a seemingly unlimited number of reasons why they were drawn to it above all else. This song has been one of the things that have helped me to remember how intensely music can connect us, which in turn has helped me to constantly rediscover the reasons why I chose to write songs in the first place.
My hope is that this studio recording of “What I Came Here For" is able to reach and connect with even more people, and in turn start even more of the kinds of conversations that I’ve been so privileged to have already had so many of."
Singer-songwriter Kaitlin Deavy and producer Alejandro Zarazúa joined forces while studying music and production, driven by their shared vision of music and human connection. These multi-instrumentalists decorate seemingly simple melodies in complex layers of indie, folk and what they call ‘smart pop’ elements. The result is a fun, interesting and accessible experience for all to enjoy.
A combination of retro aesthetics, enduring lyrics and alt-rock grit.
The best music happens when artists refuse to remain stuck in their own comfort zones and creative boxes. Whenever this happens, they are free to give full range to their vision, and they can really come up with something that’s groundbreaking and personable. This is certainly the case here with Tommy Red and his brand new EP release, “I Wanna Be Exploited.”
Marva Von Theo is an Electropop / Synthwave duo formed in 2016 by the Athens-based singer-songwriter Marva Voulgari and the Vienna-based composer-producer Theo Foinidis.
Their Debut Album “Dream within a Dream” was released early in 2018. The 12 songs on their Album, lean towards an electronic sound that incorporates a variety of influences ranging from the music of the 80’s until today. Darkwave sounds, Jazz harmonies, Rock and Dance drum beats resonate together and mature into something darkly romantic.